mv deletes file

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Tue Aug 18 02:16:00 GMT 1998


Which win32 are you using NT3.51/NT4/95/98?  I just tested on NT3.51
and mv just moves FILE to file and file to FILE without any problems!!
 Do you have Sergey's latest coolview?

---Doug Kushner <dougk@primenet.com> wrote:
>
> I'm using bash 2.01 with cyg 19.1.   I know that filenames are
supposed to
> be case insensitive, but some tools such as diff do not ignore
filename
> case.
> 
> So, I was trying to rename some uppercase files to lowercase (which
can be
> done in a DOS box) and discovered the following problem.  When
trying to
> use mv on the same filename, but different case, it just deletes the
> original file.  I would prefer it rename the file, but at the very
least
> it should just generate the error message and leave the original file
> intact.
> 
> Example:
> 
>   $mv FILE file
>   mv: cannot move `FILE' to `file': No such file or directory.
> 
> `FILE' has been deleted and 'file' does not exist.
> 
> Regards,
> Doug
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